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Butel municipality
Општина Бутел
—  Rural municipality  —

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Coat of arms
region
Municipal seat Skopje
Government
 - mayor Petre Latinovski
Population
 - Total 36,154
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Website http://www.opstinabutel.gov.mk

Butel (Macedonian: Бутел) is one of the 10 municipalities the make up the city of Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. In a cemetery in Butel is where George Zorbas's grave is located. George Zorbas was the character upon whom Nikos Kazantzakis based his fictional Alexis Zorbas, the protagonist of his novel Zorba the Greek.

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Geography

Butel borders Gazi Baba municipality to the south-east, Čair municipality to the south, Karpoš municipality to the south-west, Šuto Orizari municipality and Čučer-Sandevo municipality to the north-west, and Lipkovo municipality to the north-east.

Demographics

According to the last National census from 2008 Butel has 36,154 inhabitants. [1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Macedonians = 22,506
  • Albanians = 9,107
  • Turks = 1,304
  • Serbs = 1,033
  • others.

Notes

  1. [2] Macedonian census data of 2002

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Coordinates: 42°00′N 21°28′E / 42.00°N 21.47°E / 42.00; 21.47

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